I’m going to just preface this post by saying that this is entirely influenced by my inability to study or be productive in terms of my schoolwork. Procrastination is my way of life.
So the Emmy’s are this Sunday, and for the first time …ever, I’m missing them. No no, I’m not going to be studying or anything crazy like that, but I’m going to the Chris Brown concert with my friend! Obviously it’s going to be amazing (#teambreezy), but I almost feel like I’m betraying a close friend. Even though the Academy is never kind to me and my shows, it’s a fun little love-hate relationship we have. And more importantly, I need to be there to support my shows that were lucky enough to get nominated this year.
I think I love watching award shows almost as much as I love participating in the actual media themselves. No, they’re not the same thing, not even close. But there’s something about the hype of having your favorite show, movie, actor, or performer nominated, being recognized in front of the entire world for something that you’ve known all along. Even better is when they win, and you receive the gratification of knowing that you’ve been right all along, and that you really do have good taste in movies/films/music.
It’s a hard feeling to describe, but I think the best way I can put it into words is to refer to it as dedication. It’s like the way that people are dedicated to their sports teams. Most of people try to never miss a game, and like to see them enter the larger tournaments or playoffs and eventually win the big money. It’s the same here. I never miss a single episode of my favorite shows, I root for them to pick up a nomination in the Emmy race, and I’m crying with joy if and when they actually win.
This year’s Emmy’s are particularly special, though. Friday Night Lights received 3 nominations: Best Drama, Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series (Kyle Chandler) and Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series (Connie Britton). Obviously anyone who knows me knows how I feel about this show (and if you don’t, please read). Because the show ended its run this past summer, this is its last chance to pick up the awards it has deserved since season 1. However, if I know the Academy (and believe me, I do) Mad Men will sweep, being the Academy’s most favorite show ever in the history of the world. I still don’t understand it, having seen season 1 of the show and was literally bored to death, but I’m bracing myself for the blow. Clear eyes, full hearts….and fingers crossed.
People have asked me why I still watch these award shows if my favorites never win. The truth is that I don’t know. I like having the simple hope that somehow, someway they’ll realize that they actually want someone else to win. I’m not a cynic and therefore I haven’t given up on the world yet. That sounds dramatic, but you know what I mean. It’s almost a habit these days, and frankly I still enjoy them even if the end result is heartbreak.
So here’s to hoping that my shows win this Sunday. Even though I’ll be jamming out to some C-Breezy this year, I’ll still forever be a fan of the award show. Also, whoever wants to text me out the winners as they happen gets to be my best friend. You know you want to ;)